I made a Persona 4 Arena Arcade Machine

Posted by JeanLuc (3608 posts) -

So this is something I've had done for a little while. For whatever reason I never bothered to put it up here, even though I planned too. Well with all the news of Persona 4: The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold (amazing name by the way) I figured now would be a good time to show this thing off.

I'm not very good when it comes to writing so I'm just going to show the pictures. If anybody wants to know anything about it feel free to ask though.

All of the character art is the actual assets rips right from the game

I could only fit so many characters without it seems to cluttered so I went with my favorites.

The top of this is still actually not finished. I need to get a cover for the top of the marquee.
The art on the control board is based on the VS loading screen before a match.
The inside is just an Xbox 360, sound system, and a bunch of wires. I plan to add shelving at some point.

#1 Posted by ThePhantomnaut (6201 posts) -

I would have liked to see a sit-down much like a Kraylix DIY cab but you made a good looking stand-up! Appropriately designed with core colors and the right arcade parts!

#2 Posted by JeanLuc (3608 posts) -

@thephantomnaut: I went though many different designs of arcade machines, including some sit-down designs. Ultimately I went with this design because its the one I have the most nostalgia for. And really this thing is only for me so I figured go with what I'm happy with.

#3 Posted by Olqavtoras (232 posts) -

Holy crap that's beautiful! Awesome work duder!

#4 Posted by Fattony12000 (7578 posts) -

Dope.

#5 Edited by BigJeffrey (5110 posts) -

Thumbs Up

#6 Posted by Optix12 (625 posts) -

stupid question but how were you able to link the buttons and joystick for the 360 to read? my guess is you used some form of premade board, soldered the button /joystick wires to the appropriate pins and that is connected via USB?

#7 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

That looks fucking good, man. Nice work!

#8 Posted by IrrelevantJohn (1092 posts) -

That looks so sick! One day I will make my own cab this cool.

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#9 Posted by IrrelevantJohn (1092 posts) -

@optix12: My guess is that he either pad-hacked or just used a PS360+ board to hook it up solder-free.

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#10 Edited by FLStyle (4923 posts) -

Nice job!

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#11 Posted by JeanLuc (3608 posts) -

@irrelevantjohn said:

@optix12: My guess is that he either pad-hacked or just used a PS360+ board to hook it up solder-free.

Close. I bought 2 PS360+ boards, put those in my Madcatz fightsticks so I could use them on 360 and PS3, then put the original innards of the madcatz sticks into the arcade.

#12 Edited by BoneCollecta (13 posts) -

That, sir, is a thing of beauty. Very nicely done!

#13 Posted by Chaser324 (6744 posts) -

Really nice work!

I'd love to build a cabinet one day, but it's not all that feasible while living in an apartment.

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#14 Edited by mutha3 (4986 posts) -

I like it, despite the color scheme looking a little bleh to me. Good job, dude.

#15 Posted by JeanLuc (3608 posts) -

@mutha3 said:

I like it, despite the color scheme looking a little bleh to me. Good job, dude.

I'm curious what you don't like about the color scheme. It just the game in general or more my color's specifically?

#16 Posted by Optix12 (625 posts) -

@jeanluc said:

@irrelevantjohn said:

@optix12: My guess is that he either pad-hacked or just used a PS360+ board to hook it up solder-free.

Close. I bought 2 PS360+ boards, put those in my Madcatz fightsticks so I could use them on 360 and PS3, then put the original innards of the madcatz sticks into the arcade.

Ah I see, I assumed you bought all those parts separately and worked them in with a PCB but I guess using a madcatz controller is much easier.

#17 Edited by Flappy (2356 posts) -

Aaaaaaaaaamazing, homie.

#18 Posted by Monkeyman04 (1227 posts) -

That is so awesome! I think for the hell of it you should put coin slots on the bottom front of it. Cause right now it looks strange to me without a coin slot on it.

#19 Posted by Aetheldod (3736 posts) -

D: so jelly of this ... video proof or it didnt happened

#20 Edited by JeanLuc (3608 posts) -

That is so awesome! I think for the hell of it you should put coin slots on the bottom front of it. Cause right now it looks strange to me without a coin slot on it.

I agree. I'll probably do that last once I'm completely satisfied with everything.

#21 Posted by marbleCmoney (494 posts) -

That looks awesome.

#22 Posted by DocHaus (1377 posts) -

This is the greatest thing ever today. Nice work, duder!

#23 Edited by Bloo561 (103 posts) -

NICE! This is awesome!

#24 Posted by TooWalrus (13258 posts) -

@jeanluc: I want to fuck you.

I mean, uh, so those fightsticks work with the PC too, right? So if you wanted to play some MAME games, you could put a computer of some sort in there and play them too, right?

#25 Posted by PollySMPS (234 posts) -

Fantastic piece of work.

That 360 isn't gonna overheat and die, is it?

#26 Posted by Brackynews (4094 posts) -

Manifest destiny motherfucker.

#27 Edited by JeanLuc (3608 posts) -

@toowalrus said:

@jeanluc: I want to fuck you.

I mean, uh, so those fightsticks work with the PC too, right? So if you wanted to play some MAME games, you could put a computer of some sort in there and play them too, right?

uhhh... yes, they do work with a PC as well. I could and probably will at some point re-purpose this for a different game.

Fantastic piece of work.

That 360 isn't gonna overheat and die, is it?

No, It has fans in the back that vent the heat.

#28 Edited by davidwitten22 (1708 posts) -

Kinda weak that you don't have Yukiko on there, but we all have our own favorites I guess!

Looks quiet dope.

#29 Posted by JeanLuc (3608 posts) -

Kinda weak that you don't have Yukiko on there, but we all have our own favorites I guess!

Looks quiet dope.

I don't know how to tell you this... Yukiko is my least favorite character. I'm sorry, I hope we can still be friends.

#30 Posted by Buneroid (428 posts) -

@jeanluc said:

@toowalrus said:

@jeanluc: I want to fuck you.

I mean, uh, so those fightsticks work with the PC too, right? So if you wanted to play some MAME games, you could put a computer of some sort in there and play them too, right?

uhhh... yes, they do work with a PC as well. I could and probably will at some point re-purpose this for a different game.

@pollysmps said:

Fantastic piece of work.

That 360 isn't gonna overheat and die, is it?

No, It has fans in the back that vent the heat.

First thing I thought of too when I saw that. There's fans in the back of the cabinet you mean? Can't see em but good thinking.

Anyways looks fucking rad man I hope to someday own a cabinet.

#31 Posted by awesomeusername (4218 posts) -

Suweeeeeeeeeeet!

#32 Posted by skooks (85 posts) -

That's fucking awesome!

#33 Posted by davidwitten22 (1708 posts) -

@jeanluc said:

@davidwitten22 said:

Kinda weak that you don't have Yukiko on there, but we all have our own favorites I guess!

Looks quiet dope.

I don't know how to tell you this... Yukiko is my least favorite character. I'm sorry, I hope we can still be friends.

That's ok, I felt the same way until Persona 4 Arena where my opinion completely flip flopped.

#34 Posted by gokaired (572 posts) -

Well done, very cool indeed. :)

#36 Edited by CitizenCoffeeCake (652 posts) -

How did you go about obtaining/printing the side art for it? Overall it is quite, how do you say.. dope.

#37 Posted by TruthTellah (9479 posts) -

Holy schamoli. That's amazing. Bravo, bra-vo.

#38 Posted by JeanLuc (3608 posts) -

How did you go about obtaining/printing the side art for it? Overall it is quite, how do you say.. dope.

My college owns a large HP printer that they use for events. They let students use it cheap.

#39 Posted by SteamRickroller (310 posts) -

WOW! That is just awesome on so many levels

#40 Posted by Marcsman (3296 posts) -

Nice, very nice...........................

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